Tag Archives: Wheel Loader

John Deere Adds 204K and 304K Models to Compact Wheel Loader Line

Designed specifically for lower-clearance applications, John Deere introduces the 8-foot tall, economical 204K and 304K Compact Wheel Loaders. Both machines include features to increase productivity, visibility, versatility, and lower daily operating costs. "The 204K and 304K are the next generation of John Deere compact wheel loaders designed on feedback from various landscape and agricultural customers," said Doug […]

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Case to Introduce New Equipment at APWA 2013

CASE Construction Equipment will introduce new equipment and technologies for public works professionals at the 2013 International Public Works Congress & Exposition, held August 25-28 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Highlights of the CASE booth (#2019) will include the first public introduction of new products and other equipment built for public works fleets, including: The […]

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Komatsu America Corp. Launches New WA270-7 Wheel Loader

New Machine Powered by Tier 4 Interim Engine Technology Komatsu America Corp. introduces the WA270-7 wheel loader. With a net horsepower of 149 hp (111 kW), the WA270-7 is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D107E-2 engine, which is EPA Tier 4 Interim and EU Stage 3B emission certified. Built upon a proven Tier 3 engine platform, […]

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Case 621F/721F Waste Handlers Feature Factory-Installed Guarding Package For Maximum Machine Protection and Uptime

CASE Construction Equipment announced its 621F and 721F wheel loader Waste Handling models, with factory-installed protective guards in 16 key coverage areas, a mid-mounted cooling module that provides special cooling and advanced air filtration components for working in concentrated dust and debris-filled environments, and heavy duty axles that support solid tires. The 621F and 721F […]

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Celebrating 50 Years of the 988 Wheel Loader

The first production 988 articulated-steering wheel loader rolled off the line in 1963. The 5 cubic yard loader was powered by a six-cylinder Cat® D343 diesel. Initially, it was rated at 300 flywheel-horsepower, but this increased to 325 flywheel-horsepower in 1968. At this time, rock bucket capacity also grew to 6 cubic yards. Since the […]

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Komatsu America Corp. Launches New WA320-7 Wheel Loader

Komatsu America Corp. introduces the WA320-7 wheel loader. With a net horsepower of 165 hp (123 kW), the WA320-7 is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D107E-2 engine and is EPA Tier 4 Interim and EU Stage 3B emission certified. Built upon a proven Tier 3 engine platform, Komatsu has leveraged its leadership in technology and innovation […]

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Ease of Operation and Fuel Efficiency Drive John Deere 644K Hybrid Loader

The new 644K Hybrid Wheel Loader from John Deere is now available for value-driven customers looking to lower owning and operating costs. The 644K Hybrid utilizes two sources of energy: diesel and electric. The hybrid loader captures regenerated energy as it's being created and uses it to power the machine. "John Deere is committed to delivering the […]

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New Case 521F Wheel Loader Achieves Advanced Performance, Fuel Efficiency with New Features and SCR Emissions Technology

Case Construction Equipment introduced the new Case 521F wheel loader, offering customers a 12 percent increase in fuel efficiency over the previous E Series model, while delivering faster acceleration and quicker cycle times. The machine is available in standard Z-bar, extended reach and tool-carrier models, and is the latest offering in the company’s F Series […]

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Komatsu America Corp. Launches New WA470-7 Wheel Loader

Komatsu America Corp. introduces the WA470-7 wheel loader. With a net horsepower of 272 hp (203 kW), the WA470-7 is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D125E-6 engine and is EPA Tier 4 Interim and EU Stage 3B emission certified. Built upon a proven Tier 3 engine platform, Komatsu has leveraged its leadership in technology and innovation […]

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Work Trucks Traveling to Help with Clean Up in the NorthEast

While traveling on I-81 in Virginia, Rock & Dirt's Sales Manager took this photo of Chippers and Chip Trucks. We can only assume that these trucks are traveling Northeast to help the affected parts of the country clean up after Hurricane Sandy. Some of the equipment needed for the clean up efforts may also include bucket […]

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Rock & Dirt’s Weekly Recap-

News in the Construction Equipment Industry Need a quick update on what happened last week in the construction industry? Every Monday we will provide a brief overview of some of the top stories for your consumption.   Caterpillar reported their third-quarter earnings last week, with a rise in profits by 49 percent. Despite the positive […]

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Case 921F Wheel Loader

Case F Series wheel loaders continue to bring to the worksite a tradition of reliability, performance, and efficiency. New powertrain and Tier 4 SCR engine technology offer significant gains in performance with up to 16 percent reduced fuel consumption per hour and the Case exclusive POWERINCH, an intelligent declutching for tight operating environments such as […]

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